The effect of anxiety on cardiovascular risk in healthy ageing women

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Future
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Alicia Goodwill
Professor Cassandra Szoeke cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Project Details

Mental health is a key predictor of overall health and wellbeing. Anxiety is widely considered to be positively correlated to cardiovascular risk, and is thought to be responsible for exacerbating existing cardiovascular conditions. However the precise mechanism of this pathophysiology has not yet been discovered.

This project will consider whether the presence of anxiety symptoms is related to increased Cardiovascular Risk in a cohort of healthy ageing women from the Women’s Healthy Ageing Project (WHAP).

The main opportunities for this project are:

  1. An opportunity for publication
  2. Hands-on involvement in participant evaluation
  3. Work with a large database with over 20 years of lifestyle data
  4. This project would be suited to someone with an interest in cardiovascular health

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.


School Research Themes

Women's Health, Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Healthy Ageing Program

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital